News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Top 10 list & 10 honorable mention additions include all eight extra-inning affairs.
Downs did not issue a walk & induced three ground ball double plays in game one win.
Iowa scores three times in three different innings; Purdue grounds into three double plays.
Purdue in need of a series sweep to extend its season into the Big Ten Tournament.
Conner Hudnall, 2014 Photo Gallery
Weekend photo gallery of Purdue Baseball's home series with Ohio State.
The Boilermakers host Michigan for a weekend series at Alexander Field. Photos by David Wegiel & Michael Ringor.
Boilermakers host Penn State for the first home weekend of 2014
Purdue Baseball takes on LSU in Baton Rouge. Photos by Brenda Krieg.
Favorite Coach: Bob Knight
Favorite Pro Stadium: AT&T Park
Current Teammate Most Likely to Become a Coach: Kyle Upp
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Gavin Downs
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Justin Verlander
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Steve Jobs
In His MP3 Player: Eagles
Last Concert He Attended: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Actor & Actress: Paul Walker & Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Snowboarding
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Memorial Union
Favorite Big City: New York
Unique Travel Locale: Jamaica
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Ireland
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Locker Room
Most Memorable Game/Moment at Purdue: First game of career vs. UConn
Hudnall played in 46 games, making 45 starts... started each of the first 28 games of the season until having to sit out the series opener at Michigan State after getting ejected from the previous game... made a team-high 29 starts in right field along with starting games at designated hitter (10) and first base (6)... batted in the 4-5-6 portion of the lineup in 35 of his 45 starts... ranked second on the team with 22 RBI, eight coming with two outs... connected for home runs against LSU and Butler... threw runners out at home from right field in games at San Diego State and Southern Illinois to contribute two outfield assists to Purdue's Big Ten-leading 17 for the season... had eight outfield assists in his two years as a Boilermaker... reached base safely in 12 consecutive games from March 16 through April 5... posted three-hit games against San Diego State, IPFW and Illinois... doubled and drove in three runs in the win at Butler... batted .306 with runners in scoring position and .298 with two outs... batted .324 with a team-best 13 RBI in March... batted .321 with seven RBI and only two strikeouts in 28 at-bats in midweek action... went 6-for-17 while hitting safely in three of the four games at San Diego State... drove in a run in all three games of the season series sweep of Butler... went 5-for-12 with no strikeouts in the Illinois series, hitting safely in all three games of the Big Ten-opening series... finished his college career strong with a 4-for-7 series against Iowa, recording two hits and an RBI in both games in which he played. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Hudnall played in 46 games and started 42 times... made a team-high 32 starts in right field but also started seven games at third base in March... batted in six different spots in the lineup, including leadoff a team-high 15 times... led the team with six outfield assists and also shared the team lead with nine doubles... reached base safely in the final 27 games of the season in which he started... hit safely in all three games of the Big Ten series Northwestern, Illinois and Michigan State... accounted for the first Purdue hit in the history of Alexander Field (second inning single March 22 vs. Ohio State)... delivered a go-ahead three-run double to cap Purdue's four-run two-out ninth inning rally at Michigan... homered in the season-opening win against Connecticut, becoming the first Boiler to go deep in his team debut since 2010... also went deep for a two-run shot in the ninth inning at Evansville to extend Purdue's one-run lead... led the team with a .333 batting average in Big Ten play while striking out only six times in 78 at-bats... batted .357 (15-for-42) in Big Ten road games... recorded 17 of his 20 RBI and batted .379 in Purdue victories... led the way at Michigan State with a 7-for-16 series, recording two doubles and putting the ball in play in every at-bat... batted .355 with just two strikeouts in 62 at-bats in April... had four hits in the neutral-site win against Samford, igniting eighth- and ninth-inning rallies with leadoff hits... went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and three RBI in the series-opening win against Northwestern, Purdue's first victory at Alexander Field... recorded four straight multi-hit games in late April, enjoying a 9-for-21 week... reached base safely four times while posting a three-hit night in the series opener with Iowa.
Hudnall played his first two college seasons at Glen Oaks College in Centreville, Mich.... batted .383 as a freshman to garner all-region and all-conference honors... batted .351 as a sophomore to earn second team all-conference honors... Glen Oaks is coached by Keith Schreiber, the brother of Purdue's Doug Schreiber... played for the Lima Locos in the summer of 2011, batting .296 in the wood bat league to help Lima win the Great Lakes League title.
He was a three-year letter-winner for coach Chip O'Neil at Clay High School in South Bend, Ind.... two-time first team all-conference honoree as an upperclassman, batting .444 as a junior and .390 as a junior... honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore after batting .360.
Full name is Conner Ray Hudnall... born in South Bend, Ind.... parents are Don and Michelle Hudnall... majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.